Molly Henery

Molly Henery is a film critic, entertainment writer, and author of both nonfiction and fiction with a Master's degree in professional creative writing. Molly began writing horror film reviews for her own website, The Blogging Banshee, before eventually branching out and writing for other outlets including Fangoria, Dread Central, Nightmarish Conjurings, and more. She is most well-known for her “Uterus Horror” column on Certified Forgotten which examines a different film each month in a subgenre of horror Molly named and defined. Molly has made a name for herself as a horror genre expert which has allowed her to be a guest on numerous podcasts, is a cast member of Mental Health and Horror: A Documentary, and co-authored the upcoming book, Queer Horror: A Film Guide. Keep up on what Molly is watching and writing about on her social media.

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We're All Going To the World's Fair

The Universal Unease of ‘We’re All Going To the World’s Fair’

June 27th, 2024 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery explores the unease of Jane Schoenbrun’s ‘We’re All Going To the World’s Fair,’ a horror story for the online among us.

Michalina Olszanska The Lure

‘The Lure’ Is a Tragic Retelling of ‘The Little Mermaid’

May 24th, 2024 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery examines the sisterhood at the heart of Agnieszka Smoczynska’s ‘The Lure’ in this edition of Uterus Horror.

Rainbow Harvest Mirror Mirror

‘Mirror Mirror’ Reflects the Horror of Being a Teenager

April 30th, 2024 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery adds Marina’s Sargenti’s ‘Mirror Mirror’ to her Uterus Horror canon and digs into the darkness of being a teenager.

Kiah McKirnan Perpetrator

In ‘Perpetrator,’ Empathy Is a Gift—And a Weapon

February 27th, 2024 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery explores Jennifer Reeder’s ‘Perpetrator’ and its radical portrayal of empathy for her Uterus Horror series.

Return To Oz Fairuza Balk

‘Return To Oz’ Still Breeds Adolescent Horrors

February 2nd, 2024 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery sets her sights on the always-traumatizing ‘Return To Oz’ in the latest edition of her Uterus Horror series.

Ginger Snaps Back the Beginning

In ‘Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning,’ Men Are the Real Monsters

December 28th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery completes her ‘Ginger Snaps’ essay series with a look at the horror western prequel, ‘Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning.’

Julia Garner We Are What We Are

Breaking Free From Trauma in ‘We Are What We Are’

November 20th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery writes about the depiction of cannibalism, trauma, and adolescence in Jim Mickle’s ‘We Are What We Are.’

Kristy Swanson Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Coming of Age With ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

October 31st, 2023 • Molly Henery

For a special Halloween edition of her Uterus Horror column, Molly Henery digs into the movie version of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’


‘Excision’ Brings One Woman’s Morbid Fetish To Life

September 8th, 2023 • Molly Henery

In this edition of Uterus Horror, Molly Henery examines ‘Excision,’ a coming-of-age horror film directed by Richard Bates, Jr.

Hilary Swank The Reaping

‘The Reaping’ Offers a Twisted Religious Horror Story

July 18th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Stephen Hopkins’s ‘The Reaping’ assembles an incredibly talented cast for a twisted, religious coming-of-age horror film.